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Quality and Clinical Data Registry Affairs Committee

To help pathologists be successful in the changing quality and value-based environment by: ensuring pathologists have performance measures to demonstrate their quality and value to the federal government and other stakeholders; providing a registry/platform to collect and report on data to demonstrate quality and value of individual pathologists and the specialty; using data to identify and address opportunities for improving patient care; and identifying and advocating for pathologists’ interests in quality and value-based payment programs.

This committee reports to the Council on Government and Professional Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings


Length of meetings 1-2 days
Typical meeting days Thursday/Friday or Saturday/Sunday
Meeting locations Washington, DC and/or other location
Number of conference calls 12 per year; 1 to 1.5 hours each
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Chair: 30+ hours per year; plus, participation on CGPA
Vice Chair and other members: 10-20 hours per year
Additional travel or time commitments None defined

Activities of Committee

  • Act as advisors to CAP regarding issues related to: Pathologists Quality Registry oversight, quality payment program/value-based program measure development, and advocacy.
  • Monitor the needs of pathologists in changing value-based models.
  • Collaborate with other CAP committees as appropriate in the development and review of measure concepts and registry uses; this may include but is not limited to the Economic Affairs Committee, Quality Practices Committee, Center Guidelines Committee, and other scientific committees.
  • Review and make recommendations regarding future measures clinical data capture/stewardship strategy and future uses of the Registry.
  • Interface with appropriate professional organizations (e.g., AMA, CMS, Registry Coalitions)

Expertise or Experience

  • Interest in quality, value-based payment, and clinical data registries.
  • Interest in demonstrating pathologists’ quality and value to the healthcare system using clinical measures and registry data.

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to contribute to ensure pathologists have measures and data to demonstrate value.
  • Opportunity to participate as an author in publications on the subject.
  • Opportunity to engage with other specialties and/or regulatory agencies in advocating for pathologists.

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